Date: October 07, 1935
Time: 02:19
Location: Near Cheyenne, Wyoming
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 4
Route: Salt Lake City - Cheyenne
AC Type: Boeing 247D
Registration: NC13317
cn / ln: 1698
Aboard: 12   (passengers:9  crew:3)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:9  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: While flying in a normal, slightly descending path, the aircraft first collided with the ground just a few feet below the top of a small knoll tearing out both engines and engine nacelles. It then rebounded and continued through the air for a distance of 1,120 feet, where it came to rest. Error on the part of the pilot in executing an abrupt maneuver with insufficient altitude for safety and failure of the pilot to maintain proper control of the aircraft during this maneuver.

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